librarylagrange
librarylagrange:

Our first Anime Fest will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-5pm.

I have two Chicago area events this weekend and next. If you live in Chicagoland meet me!I’ll be attending chimeras comics​ 24 Hour Comic Day event on Saturday October 4, 2014, towards the end of their midnight to midnight party. That’s Chimera’s Comics in La Grange, IL. About 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago.

The next weekend I’ll be back for the La Grange, IL Public Library’s Anime Fest. Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 1-5 pm. It should be a fun little event run by the YA Department and their comics friendly Anime Club.These are both events where I’ll be going all out making FREE SKETCHES FOR KIDS! So bring those kids, I want to give them drawings!

librarylagrange:

Our first Anime Fest will be Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-5pm.

I have two Chicago area events this weekend and next. If you live in Chicagoland meet me!

I’ll be attending chimeras comics24 Hour Comic Day event on Saturday October 4, 2014, towards the end of their midnight to midnight party. That’s Chimera’s Comics in La Grange, IL. About 30 minutes west of downtown Chicago.

The next weekend I’ll be back for the La Grange, IL Public Library’s Anime Fest. Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 1-5 pm. It should be a fun little event run by the YA Department and their comics friendly Anime Club.

These are both events where I’ll be going all out making FREE SKETCHES FOR KIDS! So bring those kids, I want to give them drawings!

kurtbusiek

kurtbusiek:

faitherinhicks:

postcardsfromspace:

bigredrobot:

Kurt Busiek dropping the mic on the “wretched, insulting narrative that Kirby’s heirs up and sued Marvel because they smelled money.”

Definitely worth reading the whole thing cuz these screenshots are terrible.

This is so important. Read it. All of it.

*applauds*

Uh, gee, thanks.

[If I’d known this was going to get picked up and spread around, I’d have done a second draft…]

gimpnelly

Can I just testify that Janelle ranks among my favorite editors? Beyond being passionately geeky, she has those crucial cat-herding skills needed to deal with freelancers. Always organized. Understands story and writing. Knows how to lead a con panel or online chat and make it fun.

Also, she’s an android with all the powers of the JLA and Avengers in one body.

janelleasselin:

As many people know, I’ve been dealing with some health stuff over the last few months that’s been super frustrating. I haven’t been able to drive most days and mobility is occasionally an issue, although I have no trouble being on a computer when it’s my laptop at home. It’s…

Some of the free sketches for kids & library staff I did at the Eisenhower Public Library’s Mini Comic Con! It was a fun way to spend a Saturday. You can see more of the pictures on my Facebook page.

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This one deserves a little extra explanation. The younger library staff likes to rib each other, and somehow these three young gals convinced this young guy to get drawn as a 60s Playboy Bunny, with breasts. I threw the three of them in the background as “admirers”.

brianmichaelbendis

withgreatpowercomesgreatblowjobs asked:

Dear Mr Bendis. I wanted to ask a question regarding the beginning of a career. I'm 17, and want to be become a comic writer myself. My major query is; do I need a University (I'm English) degree to be a comic writer? Did you get a degree, or have you heard of cases of people who have made it without having one? I have two B's in English Language and Literature GCSE, and I know how to make a story. I have spoken to another writer, and he told me it was not necessary. Thanks for your time

brianmichaelbendis answered:

I attended the Cleveland Institute of Art for five years… though I did not complete my training as I had already received a contract to make comics and decided to pursue that instead of finishing my degree.

 nobody in this business cares about your academic achievements, all they care about is your ability to tell a story.

now it is my belief that you need academia to achieve at least a large part of that goal..   there are very few people who are rain man like comic book savants that can teach themselves everything they will need to pursue this business. 

 on top of your academia you need to make storytelling part of your lifestyle. you need to write every day. no matter what. you need to purge all of those bad, semi-amateur pages out of yourself so you can get to the good ones.

 everyone you admire in this world, in whatever walk of life, has done this. they have practiced every day. they don’t feel like a complete person unless they do it every day

An unsolicited bit of advice. If you’re going into the arts, any art, take business classes.

If you sell your own work it’s a business. If you freelance you’re a business dealing with a business. If you’re an employee you’ll be more useful if you know how a business works. You’ll avoid endless pains with a little learning.

My 2003 covers for Captain America issues #17#18 & #19 and my 2002 Captain America #50 cover.

The 2002 cover was one of two covers I did before the 9/11 attacks that weirdly presaged the attacks. I felt quite creeped out to see when the cover came out next year that I’d presented Cap marching off to fight in response to Pearl Harbor and jets and explosions over a skyscraper.

lyrafay
garykingoftheworld:

As long as we’re making up BS…. The Avengers succeeded by copying DC comics.
The main characters are a rich hero who has trouble with people and succeeds by his own genius (Batman/Iron Man)
Who doesn’t get along with…
The primary colored hero who is an idealistic good person who tends to fall for strong women (Superman/Captain America)A powerful warrior from a whole different culture who would gladly give up their life to save humanity, even if they haven’t been around humanity much (Wonder Woman/Thor)…

It’s even bigger BS than you think, garykingoftheworld. Here’s writer Roy Thomas interviewing Fantastic Four and Avengers co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee:

That’s right. Stan Lee stole the idea of a superhero team book from DC Comics. And even stealing it wasn’t his idea, that was Marvel Publisher Martin Goodman who handed it to Stan. Good for Stan, it’s an idea worth using and he did it well. But let’s not pretend Marvel invented the superhero team.

garykingoftheworld:

As long as we’re making up BS…. The Avengers succeeded by copying DC comics.

The main characters are a rich hero who has trouble with people and succeeds by his own genius (Batman/Iron Man)

Who doesn’t get along with…

The primary colored hero who is an idealistic good person who tends to fall for strong women (Superman/Captain America)

A powerful warrior from a whole different culture who would gladly give up their life to save humanity, even if they haven’t been around humanity much (Wonder Woman/Thor)…

It’s even bigger BS than you think, garykingoftheworld. Here’s writer Roy Thomas interviewing Fantastic Four and Avengers co-creator Stan “The Man” Lee:

That’s right. Stan Lee stole the idea of a superhero team book from DC Comics. And even stealing it wasn’t his idea, that was Marvel Publisher Martin Goodman who handed it to Stan. Good for Stan, it’s an idea worth using and he did it well. But let’s not pretend Marvel invented the superhero team.

unwrapping

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